NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2016 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://nyc.gov/parks/events NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Tue, 30 Aug 2016 04:59:23 GMT <![CDATA[Poetic Inventions: Electricity, Enlightenment, Expression]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/26/poetic-inventions-electricity-enlightenment-expression http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/26/poetic-inventions-electricity-enlightenment-expression Date: June 26, 2016

Poetic Inventions will explore the intersections between poetic writing, invention and social change by taking a look at Lewis Latimer's life and poetry. Participants will also have the opportunity to "invent" their own poetry and prose through a series of writing prompts inspired by Latimer's work.

Poets, creative writers, and those interested in learning more about Latimer and his work are all welcome! Free Admission.

Tour starts at 2:30PM; Workshop starts at 3PM.

The workshop will be led by Sherese Francis. Sherese Francis is a Queens-based published poet, writer and blogger. Currently she runs the blog, Futuristically Ancient, where she writes about the arts and cultures of the African Diaspora through an afrofuturist lens. Besides her blog, Sherese is working on a few other projects, including a fantasy novel called "The E" based in Queens, a self-published chapbook, "Lucy's Scroll-Bones," and a longer poetry manuscript.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Lewis H Latimer House

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Q497 Lewis H Latimer House 2016-06-26 2016-06-26 2:30 pm 5:00 pm 40.76610183715800000, -73.82959747314500000 Wed, 01 Jun 2016 12:00:28 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks PuppetMobile Presents Puss in Boots]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/26/cityparks-puppetmobile-presents-puss-in-boots http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/26/cityparks-puppetmobile-presents-puss-in-boots Date: June 26, 2016

City Parks Foundation offers a traveling puppet show, CityParks PuppetMobile, the oldest continually operating company of its kind in the country, which presents free performances and puppet-making workshops in neighborhood parks, recreation centers and schools throughout New York City.

The CityParks PuppetMobile presents the classic Puss in Boots tale, with a twist. Once upon a time there lived a young man named Ferguson Mundingle. Fergus has just the bare essentials in life – a roof over his head, the clothes on his back, and his ever faithful pet cat. One day when lamenting his poor lifestyle, Fergus is astounded when his cat stands up, begins talking and introduces himself as Puss. Puss reveals to Fergus that he is very intelligent and well traveled, and even has an idea to help Fergus improve his situation. With that in mind, Puss dons a snazzy pair of boots and sets off on an exciting magical journey. Despite his reputation as a sly trickster, Puss soon proves himself a caring friend to all, willing to help at any cost!

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 3:25 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Bennett Park

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M009 Bennett Park 2016-06-26 2016-06-26 2:30 pm 3:25 pm 40.85279846191406000, -73.93810272216797000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573e08b3e72fa.jpg Thu, 09 Jun 2016 18:00:13 EDT
<![CDATA[The Great Miguelino Show by Fantasy Forest Amusement Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/26/the-great-miguelino-show-by-fantasy-forest-amusement-park1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/26/the-great-miguelino-show-by-fantasy-forest-amusement-park1 Date: June 26, 2016

Every Sunday, Fantasy Forest Amusement Park offers free kid-friendly entertainment. The performances are at 2:00 p.m. and another one at 4:00 p.m.

Miguelino’s tricks will leave some guests in awe while making other guests laugh. Volunteers from the audience will be chosen to help him with his spectacular magic tricks. They don’t call him “The Great Miguelino” for nothing.

About Fantasy Forest
Fantasy Forest Amusement Park is located in the Flushing Meadows Corona Park, next to The Queens Zoo. Fantasy Forest is home to The Flushing Meadows Carousel, The Corona Cobra Coaster, and other fun attractions and games.

Please note: Although the entertainment is free, there is a fee to ride the carousel, ride other attractions and purchase items from the concession stand.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 4:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 788-2676

Location: Fantasy Forest Amusement Park (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2016-06-26 2016-06-26 4:00 pm 4:45 pm 40.74310436552700000, -73.84925603866600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/574610e2abd8f.png Wed, 08 Jun 2016 15:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[GRIT]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/26/grit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/26/grit Date: June 26, 2016

GRIT is an explosive, high-impact body weight-based workout which provides the double whammy of maximizing calorie burn during this workout and burning fat for hours afterwards.

Photo by Alexa Hoyer

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 2 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-06-26 2016-06-26 4:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.69944923094600000, -73.99875831604000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5758834ebc0ef.jpg Wed, 08 Jun 2016 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Zumba]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/26/zumba http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/26/zumba Date: June 26, 2016

Zumba is a fusion of Latin and International music, utilizing dance themes that create a dynamic, exciting, and effective fitness program. The routines feature aerobic training with a combination of fast and slow rhythms that tone and sculpt the body.

  • Registration begins at 4 p.m. before each class.
  • Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
  • All participants must sign a waiver each afternoon before participating.

Start time: 4:30 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 2 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-06-26 2016-06-26 4:30 pm 6:00 pm 40.69944923094600000, -73.99875831604000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57586c5f8c415.jpg Wed, 08 Jun 2016 16:00:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn to Tango Nights]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/26/learn-to-tango-nights http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/26/learn-to-tango-nights Date: June 26, 2016

Learn to tango while listening to a live DJ mixing music at Stuyvesant Park. Dance lessons will be led by certified instructor Esmeralda from 6:00 p.m. to 6:45 p.m.

After a 15 minute interval, watch and/or join professionals as they dance to live music from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.. The event will continue with dancing and music until 9:00 p.m. Whether you choose to dance or watch, you'll be sure to have a wonderful time.

Check out the Stuyvesant Park Neighborhood Association's Facebook page for more information.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: West Fountain (in Stuyvesant Square)

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M086 Stuyvesant Square 2016-06-26 2016-06-26 6:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.73379898071300000, -73.98439788818400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575798c4b1c67.jpg Mon, 18 Jul 2016 12:00:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Let's Dance Salsa]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/26/summer-on-the-hudson-lets-dance-salsa http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/26/summer-on-the-hudson-lets-dance-salsa Date: June 26, 2016

Learn to dance like a pro at Summer on the Hudson's Salsa, Cha-Cha, and Bachata lessons, as well as group social dances, led by master teachers from the Piel Canela Dance and Music School and featuring DJ Ray Colon every Sunday night in June.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Pier I (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2016-06-26 2016-06-26 6:00 pm 9:30 pm 40.77970123291000000, -73.98889923095700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f05e7b8328e.JPG Fri, 10 Jun 2016 17:00:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Outdoor Movie Night: Remember the Titans]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/26/outdoor-movie-night-remember-the-titans http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/26/outdoor-movie-night-remember-the-titans Date: June 26, 2016

In partnership with NYC Parks, Randall's Island Park Alliance offers a wide range of movies that all ages will enjoy. Surrounded by stunning vistas, Randall’s Island provides a gorgeous setting to enjoy a film with your friends or family under the stars throughout the summer season.

Remember the Titans
The true story of Coach Herman Boone (played by Denzel Washington) who is hired to lead the newly desegregated T.C. Williams High School football team in Alexandria, Virginia in the early 1970s.

Location: Field 42 (a short walk east of the Randall's Island Connector)

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Randall's Island Connector (in Randall's Island Park)

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2016-06-26 2016-06-26 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.79737834109800000, -73.91649150848400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5720e2debca30.jpg Fri, 24 Jun 2016 11:00:42 EDT
<![CDATA[The Oyster Project]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/27/the-oyster-project http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/27/the-oyster-project Date: June 27, 2016

Inspired by Brooklyn's native oyster reefs, this show will feature photos of Colleen Flanigan's underwater sculptural installations which are designed to restore reefs by raising the pH of seawater.

Judith Pleva's multimedia scrapbook uses interwoven photos and articles to chronicle recent oyster reef restoration work.

Presented by Brooklyn Arts Council

Start time: 6:00 am

End time: 1:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: 99 Plymouth Street (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-06-27 2016-06-27 6:00 am 1:00 am 40.70405696345800000, -73.98930621147200000 Fri, 17 Jun 2016 17:00:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Sunrise: Abhaya Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/27/sunrise-abhaya-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/27/sunrise-abhaya-yoga Date: June 27, 2016

Join Sunrise Abhaya Yoga for a yoga class that integrates postures, breathing exercises, relaxation, and meditation to stretch, strengthen, and condition.

  • Registration begins at 7 a.m. before each class.
  • Remember to bring a mat if you have one (a limited number of mats are available on a first-come, first-served basis with a valid ID).
  • Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
  • All participants must sign a waiver each morning before participating.

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 6 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-06-27 2016-06-27 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.69260025024414000, -74.00189971923828000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57586fe99be0d.jpg Wed, 08 Jun 2016 16:00:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition - SPF16: NYC Pools and Beaches in Contemporary Photography]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/27/exhibition-spf16-nyc-pools-and-beaches-in-contemporary-photography http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/27/exhibition-spf16-nyc-pools-and-beaches-in-contemporary-photography Date: June 27, 2016

Every year millions of New Yorkers beat the heat in NYC Parks’ 55 outdoor pools and 14 miles of beaches. The Arsenal Gallery celebrates the 2016 summer season with the exhibition SPF16: NYC Pools and Beaches in Contemporary Photography, which highlights the city’s most popular warm weather amenities—its public pools and beaches.

Exhibited artists include Juliana Beasley, Damion Berger, Rona Chang, Bruce Davidson, Tobias Hutzler, Bruce Katz, Michael Kirby Smith, Wayne Lawrence, Greg Miller, Christine Osinski, Thomas Roma, and Lauren Welles.

Please note: the Arsenal elevator is currently out of service. We apologize for the inconveinience.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-06-27 2016-06-27 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5736145427dda.jpg Tue, 07 Jun 2016 15:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Landmark at Socrates Sculpture Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/27/landmark http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/27/landmark Date: June 27, 2016

Marking Socrates Sculpture Park’s 30th anniversary this year, the institution presents Landmark, a series of artist commissions and projects that transforms the land both physically and symbolically. Once an industrial landfill and illegal dumping ground, Socrates has transformed itself into New York City’s preeminent sculpture park and social space for public art, community engagement and urban discovery. Landmark directly addresses the idea of place as intimately tied to social and ecological structures, to maintenance and stewardship, and to evolution over time.

Landmark features eight different artist projects including a newly commissioned major earthwork by Meg Webster. Additional artists in the exhibition include Abigail DeVille, Brendan Fernandes, Cary Leibowitz, Jessica Segall, Casey Tang, the curatorial collective ARTPORT_making waves, and a Broadway Billboard by Hank Willis Thomas. Since its inception in 1986, Socrates and the surrounding area of Queens, New York has rapidly changed. Whether by engaging directly with the land or commenting on the neighborhood’s cultural and economic shifts, each artwork in Landmark reflects historic transformations in the making.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2016-06-27 2016-06-27 10:00 am 8:00 pm 40.76839087611100000, -73.93660759925800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57362ea5d20d1.jpg Sun, 19 Jun 2016 02:00:34 EDT
<![CDATA[Flora/Fauna/Feathers of Richmond County]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/27/florafaunafeathers-of-richmond-county http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/27/florafaunafeathers-of-richmond-county Date: June 27, 2016

The Lenape Gallery at Conference House Park is pleased to commemorate Protectors of Pine Oak Woods 40th anniversary as Staten Island's only open space advocacy organization with a photographic exhibition. Come view original images of nature celebrating the natural environment of Staten Island. The exhibition will be on display through August 20, 2016.

This exhibition is sponsored by Protectors of Pine Oak Woods.

Gallery Hours: Monday-Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., closed Sundays and holidays.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

Location: Conference House Park Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2016-06-27 2016-06-27 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57447b13660ef.jpeg Tue, 24 May 2016 15:00:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Prospect Park Alliance Monday Eastside Revival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/27/prospect-park-alliance-monday-eastside-revival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/27/prospect-park-alliance-monday-eastside-revival Date: June 27, 2016

Join the Prospect Park Alliance to help beautify two of the Park’s most elegant locations: the Vale of Cashmere and the Rose Garden. Tasks may include raking, sweeping, path edging, and litter removal.

Register online or call (718) 287-3400 for more information

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Prospect Park

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B073 Prospect Park 2016-06-27 2016-06-27 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.66170120239258000, -73.97080230712890000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/27/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/27/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: June 27, 2016

Join Central Park Conservancy guides for an introduction to some of the southern park highlights, including Grand Army Plaza, the pond, Gapstow Bridge, Wollman Rink, Chess & Checkers House, and the Dairy.

The tour route involves moderate inclines and some stairs. The tour starts inside the park at 61st Street and Fifth Avenue. For weather cancellation, ticket and other policies, please review Central Park's Conservancy's policies carefully. Groups of seven or more must schedule a custom tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.

For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

Location: Inside the Park at Fifth Avenue and 61st Street (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-06-27 2016-06-27 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.76549911499023400, -73.97219848632812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570803bf842f4.JPG Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Walking Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/27/free-walking-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/27/free-walking-club Date: June 27, 2016

Get Healthy on The Hudson with Shape Up NYC for a summer of exercise and well-being. The Hudson River Park and Shape Up NYC will offer a weekly walking club at Hudson River Park’s Pier 84.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 84 Fountain

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2016-06-27 2016-06-27 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.76340440180300000, -74.00081181526200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575aeffa81ff1.jpg Fri, 10 Jun 2016 19:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Beginner Foreign Language Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/27/beginner-foreign-language-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/27/beginner-foreign-language-class Date: June 27, 2016

Bryant Park speaks Brazilian Portuguese, Italian, and Japanese with instruction by inlingua. Learn a new language in these standalone beginner classes. Classes are not cumulative, so you may attend any class throughout the season without needing to play catch up.

Registration is required, and opens one week before each class date. Please email inlinguainBryantPark@inlingua.com to reserve a spot.

There is a 20 student capacity per class. Attendance limited to one class for each language offered.

Start time: 11:45 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2016-06-27 2016-06-27 11:45 am 12:30 pm 40.75370025634800000, -73.98359680175800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57101988d29ab.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/27/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/27/bryant-park-juggling Date: June 27, 2016

Test your coordination and dexterity with free juggling lessons in the park. All skill levels are welcome to join in the fun.

Equipment will be provided.

The Bryant Park Jugglers use the park throughout the year. They are a friendly group and open to drop-ins, even if you catch them outside of the regular juggling lessons.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Lawn (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2016-06-27 2016-06-27 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.75350189209000000, -73.98370361328100000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57102489e50b8.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Piano in Bryant Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/27/bryant-park-piano http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/27/bryant-park-piano Date: June 27, 2016

Summertime, and the livin' is easy... so swing on by for toe-tappin' performances by New York's finest, playing ragtime, stride, and jazz to your and My Heart's Delight.

Visit Bryant Park's Piano page to find more information and today's scheduled performance.

About Piano in Bryant Park

Piano in Bryant Park is produced in partnership with the Local 802 of the American Federation of Musicians, Sam Ash Music Stores, Jazz Center of New York, and Music Performance Trust Fund.

The piano is located on the Upper Terrace, at the base of the William Cullen Bryant statue, between the Bryant Park Grill and Bryant Park Cafe.

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2016-06-27 2016-06-27 12:30 pm 2:30 pm 40.75370025634800000, -73.98359680175800000 Fri, 03 Jun 2016 15:00:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park HSBC Business and Finance: Investments]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/27/bryant-park-hsbc-business-finance http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/27/bryant-park-hsbc-business-finance Date: June 27, 2016

Join Bryant Park Corp. in the Reading Room for:

  • Karen Firestone, President, CEO, Co-Founder of Aureus Asset Management
  • Even the Odds: Sensible Risk-Taking in Business, Investing, and Life

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Reading Room (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2016-06-27 2016-06-27 12:30 pm 1:30 pm 40.75370025634800000, -73.98359680175800000 Tue, 14 Jun 2016 14:00:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Hallett Nature Sanctuary]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/27/hallett-nature-sanctuary http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/27/hallett-nature-sanctuary Date: June 27, 2016

During these limited hours, visitors can explore the normally-closed Hallett Nature Sanctuary at their own pace along the rustic trail. See how the Central Park Conservancy has restored this native woodland garden for birds and other wildlife.

The wood-chipped trail is uneven; please wear appropriate shoes. This ecosystem is a protected area and home to many flora and fauna. No groups, dogs, bikes, or strollers. Free and self-guided, no registration needed. Space is limited.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Hallett Nature Sanctuary (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-06-27 2016-06-27 2:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.76570129394531000, -73.97609710693360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f00ec84d426.jpg Sun, 19 Jun 2016 02:00:31 EDT
<![CDATA[Hallett Nature Sanctuary]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/27/hallett-nature-sanctuary1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/27/hallett-nature-sanctuary1 Date: June 27, 2016

During these limited hours, visitors can explore the normally-closed Hallett Nature Sanctuary at their own pace along the rustic trail. See how the Central Park Conservancy has restored this native woodland garden for birds and other wildlife.

The wood-chipped trail is uneven; please wear appropriate shoes. This ecosystem is a protected area and home to many flora and fauna. No groups, dogs, bikes, or strollers. Free and self-guided, no registration needed. Space is limited.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Hallett Nature Sanctuary (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-06-27 2016-06-27 2:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.76570129394531000, -73.97609710693360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f00ec84d426.jpg Mon, 01 Aug 2016 13:00:15 EDT
<![CDATA[School's Out Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/27/schools-out-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/27/schools-out-festival Date: June 27, 2016

Kick off the summer with fun activities such as sports, games, inflatables, music, giveaways, and more!

Sponsored by Council Member Donovan Richards.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-393-7370

Location: Sunrise Playground

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Q430 Sunrise Playground 2016-06-27 2016-06-27 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.65269851684570000, -73.73639678955078000 Mon, 23 May 2016 13:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience at the Playground for all Children, Queens]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/27/summer-sports-experience-at-the-playground-for-all-children-queens http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/27/summer-sports-experience-at-the-playground-for-all-children-queens Date: June 27, 2016

Come learn the basics of Wiffleball, Tee ball and kickball, Flag Football, and other sports at this FREE Drop in program at the Playground for all Children in Queens.

Start time: 3:30 pm

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-393-7370

Location: 111th Street and 53rd Avenue (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2016-06-27 2016-06-27 3:30 pm 5:30 pm 40.74330139160200000, -73.85140228271500000 Fri, 10 Jun 2016 11:00:13 EDT
<![CDATA[HBO Bryant Park Summer Film Festival: East of Eden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/27/hbo-bryant-park-summer-film-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/27/hbo-bryant-park-summer-film-festival Date: June 27, 2016

Director Elia Kazan has made the great John Steinbeck novel (updating the “Cain vs. Able” story to the early 20th century) into a great American movie. It is perhaps best remembered for the big screen debut of the legendary James Dean.

Bring a blanket and sit on the lawn to enjoy great food, friends, plus a classic Warner Brothers cartoon before each film.

The lawn opens at 5:00 p.m. for blankets and picnicking. Films begin at sunset (typically between 8 p.m. and 9 p.m.). All packages, bags, briefcases, backpacks, etc. are subject to inspection.

Visit bryantpark.org for more information.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 11:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Lawn (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2016-06-27 2016-06-27 5:00 pm 11:00 pm 40.75350189209000000, -73.98370361328100000 Wed, 08 Jun 2016 16:00:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Swing Dancing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/27/swing-dancing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/27/swing-dancing Date: June 27, 2016

Enjoy an evening of swing dance lessons with professionals!

Sponsored by The Forest Park Trust,Inc.

Please note: This program will not meet on July 4.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 235-4100

Location: George Seuffert Bandshell (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2016-06-27 2016-06-27 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.69939422607422000, -73.85723114013672000 Wed, 08 Jun 2016 11:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Drumming: West African Drum and Dance]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/27/family-drumming-west-african-drum-and-dance http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/27/family-drumming-west-african-drum-and-dance Date: June 27, 2016

Join us for this dance class. All are welcome to learn the traditional dances unique to West Africa. You can also bring your own drum and follow the guidance of our professional drumming teachers.

African dances are largely participatory, with spectators being part of the performance. Get fit while becoming more musical!

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 569-4112

Location: Indian Road Lawn (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2016-06-27 2016-06-27 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.87279891967773400, -73.91950225830078000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/572a11191dbbd.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:13 EDT
<![CDATA[Ballet Barre]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/27/ballet-barre http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/27/ballet-barre Date: June 27, 2016

Based on ballet techniques and movements, this class will engage muscles in focused exercises for a complete body workout.

  • Registration begins at 6:30 pm before each class.
  • Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
  • All participants must sign a waiver each night before participating.

Photo by Julienne Schaer.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 2 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-06-27 2016-06-27 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.69944923094600000, -73.99875831604000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5758825182c62.jpg Wed, 08 Jun 2016 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[The Oyster Project]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/28/the-oyster-project http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/28/the-oyster-project Date: June 28, 2016

Inspired by Brooklyn's native oyster reefs, this show will feature photos of Colleen Flanigan's underwater sculptural installations which are designed to restore reefs by raising the pH of seawater.

Judith Pleva's multimedia scrapbook uses interwoven photos and articles to chronicle recent oyster reef restoration work.

Presented by Brooklyn Arts Council

Start time: 6:00 am

End time: 1:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: 99 Plymouth Street (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-06-28 2016-06-28 6:00 am 1:00 am 40.70405696345800000, -73.98930621147200000 Fri, 17 Jun 2016 17:00:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Yoga Tuesdays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/28/yoga-tuesdays http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/28/yoga-tuesdays Date: June 28, 2016

Ease into your day with some healthy yoga exercises led by certified instructor Sarika Jain.

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: North Lawn (in Stuyvesant Square)

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M086 Stuyvesant Square 2016-06-28 2016-06-28 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.73418920855100000, -73.98416721820800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5757963a3390d.jpeg Mon, 18 Jul 2016 12:00:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/28/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/28/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: June 28, 2016

Come to Fort Tryon Park and try something new. Join us on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday mornings for one hour of walking, stretching, and strengthening exercises.

All of our fitness programs are free, led by trained professionals, and suitable for all levels. Wear comfortable clothing and bring water. Please check back for rain and weather/air advisory cancels.

For a breath of fresh air, take your workouts outdoors. Parks are becoming a logical alternative environment for those who want to add variety to their work outs, or who just don't like the gym. And, it's an affordable way to increase physical activity opportunities, because there's nothing special to build.

Exercise with a view, in natural sunlight, with green scenery all around bestows health benefits that can’t be found indoors. Scientific studies have shown that the pleasure of being outdoors for example gives your brain, psyche, and immune system an extra boost.

Please note: Fitness programs are canceled if the weather is lower than 20 degrees and when there are icy conditions. Saturday morning walks begin at 8:30 a.m.

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2016-06-28 2016-06-28 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.86059951782226600, -73.93379974365234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5395c8d750ccf.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/28/bryant-park-tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/28/bryant-park-tai-chi Date: June 28, 2016

Enjoy free Tai Chi classes in the park.

Bryant Park Tai Chi is provided by the Tai Chi Chuan Center and led by teachers and students who train at CK Chu Tai Chi under the direction of Jeremy Hubbell.

Classes are rain or shine. All ages and levels of experience are welcome.

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2016-06-28 2016-06-28 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.75410079956055000, -73.98449707031250000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Meditation at The High Line]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/28/meditation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/28/meditation Date: June 28, 2016

Start your Tuesdays off right. Rise above the city streets and begin your day focused, centered, and connected with nature. Join the Integral Yoga Institute, Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Center, and other guests for guided meditations. Open to people of all ages and experience levels.

RSVP today!

Meditation is subject to cancellation due to weather. Check @highlinenyc on Twitterfor updates.

About our partners

Integral Yoga Institute of New York is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the practice and teachings of Integral Yoga, as taught by Sri Swami Satchidananda. These teachings facilitate an easeful body, a peaceful mind, a useful life and, ultimately, the realization of one's true Self. Integral Yoga encourages interfaith harmony by respecting all the world's faiths with the goal to promote peace in the individual and in the world.

The International Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centres is a non-profit organization named after Swami Sivananda, one of the most influential spiritual teachers of the 20th century and founded by his disciple Swami Vishnudevananda. Their mission is to spread peace, health and joy through yoga.

On the last Tuesday of every month, join our special guest meditation leaders:

  • June 28 – Emily Fletcher, Ziva Meditation
  • July 26 – John McIlwain, Garrison Institute
  • August 30 – Ben Turshen
  • September 27 – Jeff Kober

Support
Public Programs on the High Line are supported by Altman Foundation. These programs are supported, in part, with public funds from the New York City Council, under the leadership of Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 206-9922

Location: 22nd Street Seating Steps (in The High Line)

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M360 The High Line 2016-06-28 2016-06-28 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.74670028686500000, -74.00569915771500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575073560e5ec.jpg Mon, 22 Aug 2016 14:00:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Fitness Walk at Joe Michaels Mile]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/28/fitness-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/28/fitness-walk Date: June 28, 2016

Meet at Fort Totten Gate for a self-guided walk from the gate to Joe Michaels Mile and back (approximately 2 miles).

For adults only.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793

Location: Fort Totten Front Gate (in Fort Totten Park)

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Q458 Fort Totten Park 2016-06-28 2016-06-28 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.78953552246094000, -73.78208923339844000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:40 EDT
<![CDATA[Tai Chi Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/28/tai-chi-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/28/tai-chi-class Date: June 28, 2016

Take a Tai chi class at Washington Square Park! All ages and abilities are welcome. Dress comfortably.

Class is led by Steven Asherman.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Garibaldi Plaza (in Washington Square Park)

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M098 Washington Square Park 2016-06-28 2016-06-28 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.73049926757812500, -73.99700164794922000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition - SPF16: NYC Pools and Beaches in Contemporary Photography]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/28/exhibition-spf16-nyc-pools-and-beaches-in-contemporary-photography http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/28/exhibition-spf16-nyc-pools-and-beaches-in-contemporary-photography Date: June 28, 2016

Every year millions of New Yorkers beat the heat in NYC Parks’ 55 outdoor pools and 14 miles of beaches. The Arsenal Gallery celebrates the 2016 summer season with the exhibition SPF16: NYC Pools and Beaches in Contemporary Photography, which highlights the city’s most popular warm weather amenities—its public pools and beaches.

Exhibited artists include Juliana Beasley, Damion Berger, Rona Chang, Bruce Davidson, Tobias Hutzler, Bruce Katz, Michael Kirby Smith, Wayne Lawrence, Greg Miller, Christine Osinski, Thomas Roma, and Lauren Welles.

Please note: the Arsenal elevator is currently out of service. We apologize for the inconveinience.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-06-28 2016-06-28 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5736145427dda.jpg Tue, 07 Jun 2016 15:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Tai Chi at The High Line]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/28/tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/28/tai-chi Date: June 28, 2016

Don't miss this amazing opportunity to discover a new discipline and find balance and relaxation in our beautiful park! Join our neighbors from the Taoist Tai Chi Society for an introductory practice of the different moves included in the basic Tai Chi set. Tai Chi is learned by doing: the instructor will demonstrate, then perform the moves with the class, and finally watch the students as they repeat them. Movements are believed to help calm the emotions, focus the mind, and strengthen the immune system.

People of all ages and conditions can learn.

RSVP here!

In the event of rain, Tai Chi will be moved into the 14th Street passage, on the High Line at 14th Street.

About Taoist Tai Chi Society
The Taoist Tai Chi Society is the largest non-profit Tai Chi organization in the world, practicing in 26 countries. Taoist Tai Chi is an exercise for health and relaxation, and can be practiced by people of any age or fitness level. Developed by the Taoist Society's founder, Master Moy Lin Shin, a 108 move "set" is specifically designed to improve health. Stretching, full range of motion, and the continuous turning of the spine distinguish this art at the physical level. Join us and learn the first few moves.

Partners
In partnership with Taoist Tai Chi Society.

Support
Public Programs on the High Line are supported by Altman Foundation. These programs are supported, in part, with public funds from the New York City Council, under the leadership of Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 206-9922

Location: Under the Standard (in The High Line)

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M360 The High Line 2016-06-28 2016-06-28 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.74078269849600000, -74.00861740112300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57507524dd165.jpg Mon, 22 Aug 2016 14:00:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Flora/Fauna/Feathers of Richmond County]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/28/florafaunafeathers-of-richmond-county http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/28/florafaunafeathers-of-richmond-county Date: June 28, 2016

The Lenape Gallery at Conference House Park is pleased to commemorate Protectors of Pine Oak Woods 40th anniversary as Staten Island's only open space advocacy organization with a photographic exhibition. Come view original images of nature celebrating the natural environment of Staten Island. The exhibition will be on display through August 20, 2016.

This exhibition is sponsored by Protectors of Pine Oak Woods.

Gallery Hours: Monday-Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., closed Sundays and holidays.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

Location: Conference House Park Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2016-06-28 2016-06-28 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57447b13660ef.jpeg Tue, 24 May 2016 15:00:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/28/tour-of-gracie-mansion3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/28/tour-of-gracie-mansion3 Date: June 28, 2016

In 1799, a prosperous New York merchant named Archibald Gracie built a country house overlooking a bend in the East River, five miles north of the then-New York City limits. Little did he know that, more than 200 years later, his home would be serving as the official residence of the First Family of New York City—a place where history is made, not merely recorded.

As a historic house museum run by NYC Parks, sitting on 11 acres of grounds now known as Carl Schurz Park, Gracie Mansion has served as the home of 10 mayors, beginning first with Mayor Fiorello H. La Guardia in 1942. Today, Gracie Mansion is occupied by the de Blasio family, which has opened its doors in the spirit of the administration's motto: one city, rising together. In keeping with that theme, Mayor de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray have introduced a new art installation, titled Windows on the City: Looking Out at Gracie’s New York. The installation consists of previously and newly acquired works, all from the original Gracie Mansion period, which have been curated to create a more historically accurate picture of life in New York City during the time of Gracie Mansion’s construction.

To RSVP for tour, please visit on.nyc.gov/gracietour.

Currently, Gracie Mansion is not offering group tours. If you are part of a private organization that would like to tour the house, please email your request, including the size of group, your name and the purpose of a tour, to gracieinfo@cityhall.nyc.gov and we will work to add you to one of the currently scheduled tours.

Photo ID required for entrance. No photography permitted in the interior. At the present time, tours are available in English only. Please plan to arrive at least five minutes in advance.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 10:50 am

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2016-06-28 2016-06-28 10:00 am 10:50 am 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573237da0f4f9.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Landmark at Socrates Sculpture Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/28/landmark http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/28/landmark Date: June 28, 2016

Marking Socrates Sculpture Park’s 30th anniversary this year, the institution presents Landmark, a series of artist commissions and projects that transforms the land both physically and symbolically. Once an industrial landfill and illegal dumping ground, Socrates has transformed itself into New York City’s preeminent sculpture park and social space for public art, community engagement and urban discovery. Landmark directly addresses the idea of place as intimately tied to social and ecological structures, to maintenance and stewardship, and to evolution over time.

Landmark features eight different artist projects including a newly commissioned major earthwork by Meg Webster. Additional artists in the exhibition include Abigail DeVille, Brendan Fernandes, Cary Leibowitz, Jessica Segall, Casey Tang, the curatorial collective ARTPORT_making waves, and a Broadway Billboard by Hank Willis Thomas. Since its inception in 1986, Socrates and the surrounding area of Queens, New York has rapidly changed. Whether by engaging directly with the land or commenting on the neighborhood’s cultural and economic shifts, each artwork in Landmark reflects historic transformations in the making.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2016-06-28 2016-06-28 10:00 am 8:00 pm 40.76839087611100000, -73.93660759925800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57362ea5d20d1.jpg Sun, 19 Jun 2016 02:00:34 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/28/bryant-park-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/28/bryant-park-yoga Date: June 28, 2016

Bryant Park Yoga is returning for its 13th season! Stop by the park and join a Tuesday morning or Thursday evening class in this flagship series presented by Athleta, with instructors curated by Yoga Journal.

Athleta provides a colorful selection of mats—no need to bring your own.

RSVP now at Eventbrite! Walk-ins are also welcome.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2016-06-28 2016-06-28 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.75370025634800000, -73.98359680175800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5717f3d147df0.jpg Mon, 29 Aug 2016 18:00:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Baby & Me Fun Learning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/28/baby-me-fun-learning http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/28/baby-me-fun-learning Date: June 28, 2016

Learn simple signs for communicating with your baby, and play games and activities for both baby and you. Infants and toddlers are welcome. Join the fun!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2016-06-28 2016-06-28 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:15 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Reading Storytime]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/28/summer-reading-storytime http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/28/summer-reading-storytime Date: June 28, 2016

Listen to Brooklyn Heights librarians read stories from the Brooklyn Public Library’s reading list.

Join The Brooklyn Public Library for a rollicking good time listening to stories, singing songs, and enjoying the breeze from the water!

Brooklyn Heights children’s librarian will read stories from the library’s summer reading list, plus a whole lot more! The only thing more fun than a good storytime is one with a view of the Brooklyn Bridge!

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 3 Greenway Terrace (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-06-28 2016-06-28 10:30 am 11:00 am 40.69720421843000000, -73.99818968772900000 Tue, 14 Jun 2016 18:00:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Storytime]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/28/bryant-park-storytime http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/28/bryant-park-storytime Date: June 28, 2016

Enjoy tails, meowsic, and arts and crafts, hosted by Cali Co Cat.

In case of rain, Word for Word Storytime will be canceled.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Reading Room (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2016-06-28 2016-06-28 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.75370025634800000, -73.98359680175800000 Tue, 14 Jun 2016 14:00:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/28/garden-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/28/garden-highlights-walk Date: June 28, 2016

Join us for an hour-long tour of seasonal garden highlights.

This event is free, and admission to the grounds is free until noon.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-06-28 2016-06-28 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5745f3d9edd25.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 18:00:13 EDT
<![CDATA[Paint it Up]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/28/paint-it-up http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/28/paint-it-up Date: June 28, 2016

Participants will create a work of art on canvas to complete within the session and take home. For adults. No experience necessary.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2016-06-28 2016-06-28 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:15 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Northern Forts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/28/central-park-tour-northern-forts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/28/central-park-tour-northern-forts Date: June 28, 2016

Did you know that the north end of Central Park has a rich history that includes the British having been stationed here during the American Revolution, and American troops stationed there during the War of 1812? Recent archaeological and historical investigations in the area have revealed even more information about how the "Fort Landscape" was used in the late 18th and early 19th centuries, before this area was part of Central Park. This season, join our guides and learn the history of this part of the park, get insight into the studies in the area, and appreciate the recent restorations undertaken by the Conservancy.

Highlights of this tour include McGowan's Pass, Fort Clinton, Nutter's Battery, and the Harlem Meer.

The tour route involves many hills and stairs, and some uneven terrain. The tour starts at Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (inside the park at 110th Street between Fifth and Lenox Avenues), and ends near the park perimeter at 106th Street and Fifth Avenue.

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review the Central Park Conservancy's policies carefully.

Groups of seven or more must schedule a custom tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

Location: Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-06-28 2016-06-28 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.79679870605469000, -73.95149993896484000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57080296a04a7.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/28/tour-of-gracie-mansion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/28/tour-of-gracie-mansion Date: June 28, 2016

In 1799, a prosperous New York merchant named Archibald Gracie built a country house overlooking a bend in the East River, five miles north of the then-New York City limits. Little did he know that, more than 200 years later, his home would be serving as the official residence of the First Family of New York City—a place where history is made, not merely recorded.

As a historic house museum run by NYC Parks, sitting on 11 acres of grounds now known as Carl Schurz Park, Gracie Mansion has served as the home of 10 mayors, beginning first with Mayor Fiorello H. La Guardia in 1942. Today, Gracie Mansion is occupied by the de Blasio family, which has opened its doors in the spirit of the administration's motto: one city, rising together. In keeping with that theme, Mayor de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray have introduced a new art installation, titled Windows on the City: Looking Out at Gracie’s New York. The installation consists of previously and newly acquired works, all from the original Gracie Mansion period, which have been curated to create a more historically accurate picture of life in New York City during the time of Gracie Mansion’s construction.

To RSVP for tour, please visit on.nyc.gov/gracietour.

Currently, Gracie Mansion is not offering group tours. If you are part of a private organization that would like to tour the house, please email your request, including the size of group, your name and the purpose of a tour, to gracieinfo@cityhall.nyc.gov and we will work to add you to one of the currently scheduled tours.

Photo ID required for entrance. No photography permitted in the interior. At the present time, tours are available in English only. Please plan to arrive at least five minutes in advance.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 11:50 am

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2016-06-28 2016-06-28 11:00 am 11:50 am 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57323457cdf51.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/28/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/28/bryant-park-juggling Date: June 28, 2016

Test your coordination and dexterity with free juggling lessons in the park. All skill levels are welcome to join in the fun.

Equipment will be provided.

The Bryant Park Jugglers use the park throughout the year. They are a friendly group and open to drop-ins, even if you catch them outside of the regular juggling lessons.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Lawn (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2016-06-28 2016-06-28 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.75350189209000000, -73.98370361328100000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57102489e50b8.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:00 EDT
<![CDATA[First Annual Ocean Breeze Community Health Fair]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/28/ocean-breeze-community-health-fair http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/28/ocean-breeze-community-health-fair Date: June 28, 2016

The fair will include representation from hospitals and local clinics, insurance programs, and mental health organizations as well as other health and wellness companies. The fair will also feature medical screening tests, fitness demonstrations, and a blood drive hosted by the New York Blood Center.

This free event aims to provide Staten Islanders with health and wellness information and to showcase Staten Island resources.

For more information please visit the Ocean Breeze Community Health Fair at oceanbreezenyc.org.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-7923

Location: Ocean Breeze Athletic Complex (in Ocean Breeze Park)

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R149 Ocean Breeze Park 2016-06-28 2016-06-28 12:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.58308416455600000, -74.07519626617400000 Wed, 08 Jun 2016 16:00:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Piano in Bryant Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/28/bryant-park-piano http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/28/bryant-park-piano Date: June 28, 2016

Summertime, and the livin' is easy... so swing on by for toe-tappin' performances by New York's finest, playing ragtime, stride, and jazz to your and My Heart's Delight.

Visit Bryant Park's Piano page to find more information and today's scheduled performance.

About Piano in Bryant Park

Piano in Bryant Park is produced in partnership with the Local 802 of the American Federation of Musicians, Sam Ash Music Stores, Jazz Center of New York, and Music Performance Trust Fund.

The piano is located on the Upper Terrace, at the base of the William Cullen Bryant statue, between the Bryant Park Grill and Bryant Park Cafe.

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2016-06-28 2016-06-28 12:30 pm 2:30 pm 40.75370025634800000, -73.98359680175800000 Fri, 03 Jun 2016 15:00:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Classics Book Club: Moby Dick]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/28/bryant-park-classics-bookclub-moby-dick http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/28/bryant-park-classics-bookclub-moby-dick Date: June 28, 2016

Moby Dick by Herman Melville

The book club will be facilitated by Journalist, Magazine Editor Mark Beauregard, author of The Whale: A Love Story, a novel on the role Nathaniel Hawthore played—both on and off paper—in influencing Melville’s Moby Dick.

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Reading Room (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2016-06-28 2016-06-28 12:30 pm 1:30 pm 40.75370025634800000, -73.98359680175800000 Tue, 14 Jun 2016 14:00:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Knits]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/28/bryant-park-knits http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/28/bryant-park-knits Date: June 28, 2016

Join Bryant Park Corp.'s free beginner-level classes presented by Knitty City. Yarn and needles are provided.

To register, call Knitty City at (212) 787-5896, or take a chance and drop by.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2016-06-28 2016-06-28 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.75370025634800000, -73.98359680175800000 Tue, 07 Jun 2016 22:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/28/tour-of-gracie-mansion1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/28/tour-of-gracie-mansion1 Date: June 28, 2016

In 1799, a prosperous New York merchant named Archibald Gracie built a country house overlooking a bend in the East River, five miles north of the then-New York City limits. Little did he know that, more than 200 years later, his home would be serving as the official residence of the First Family of New York City—a place where history is made, not merely recorded.

As a historic house museum run by NYC Parks, sitting on 11 acres of grounds now known as Carl Schurz Park, Gracie Mansion has served as the home of 10 mayors, beginning first with Mayor Fiorello H. La Guardia in 1942. Today, Gracie Mansion is occupied by the de Blasio family, which has opened its doors in the spirit of the administration's motto: one city, rising together. In keeping with that theme, Mayor de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray have introduced a new art installation, titled Windows on the City: Looking Out at Gracie’s New York. The installation consists of previously and newly acquired works, all from the original Gracie Mansion period, which have been curated to create a more historically accurate picture of life in New York City during the time of Gracie Mansion’s construction.

To RSVP for tour, please visit on.nyc.gov/gracietour.

Currently, Gracie Mansion is not offering group tours. If you are part of a private organization that would like to tour the house, please email your request, including the size of group, your name and the purpose of a tour, to gracieinfo@cityhall.nyc.gov and we will work to add you to one of the currently scheduled tours.

Photo ID required for entrance. No photography permitted in the interior. At the present time, tours are available in English only. Please plan to arrive at least five minutes in advance.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 2:50 pm

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2016-06-28 2016-06-28 2:00 pm 2:50 pm 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573235242afdc.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience at Clove Lakes Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/28/summer-sports-experience-at-clove-lakes-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/28/summer-sports-experience-at-clove-lakes-park Date: June 28, 2016

Kids are welcome to learn about sports from skilled Parks staff! The Summer Sports Experience provides a friendly, small group introduction to various sports on a drop-in basis. Staff are stationed in parks citywide.

At Clove Lakes Park, kids will learn all about basketball! To find out more, please email Richard.Costello@parks.nyc.gov.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Clove Lakes Park

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R005 Clove Lakes Park 2016-06-28 2016-06-28 2:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.61740112304687500, -74.11170196533203000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573c8b564a761.jpg Wed, 18 May 2016 13:01:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience: Sports Clinics - Basketball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/28/summer-sports-experience-sports-clinics-basketball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/28/summer-sports-experience-sports-clinics-basketball Date: June 28, 2016

Learn the basics of basketball at our free sports clinics in J Hood Wright Park. Open to kids and teens ages 6 years to 17 years.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 408-0243

Location: J Hood Wright Park (in J. Hood Wright Park)

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M099 J. Hood Wright Park 2016-06-28 2016-06-28 2:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.84600067138672000, -73.94100189208984000 Tue, 24 May 2016 17:00:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Gallery Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/28/gallery-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/28/gallery-tour Date: June 28, 2016

Join Wave Hill’s Curatorial Fellow for a tour of current exhibitions.

In the main gallery, (Not So) Still Life presents novel ways that contemporary artists are transforming the still-life genre to engage with current culture. As a subject, the still life has remained popular since the early Renaissance, featuring compositions of natural and inanimate objects often presented with allegorical connotations. Today, artists are creating new variations by working in photography and sculpture to conflate interior space with landscape, or by using video and animation to convey still life in motion. Artists include Adam Brent, Elizabeth Bryant, Nicole Cohen, Ori Gersht, Jessica Jackson Hutchins, Sue Johnson, Laura Letinsky, Beth Lipman, Erin O’Keefe,Donna Sharrett, Nicolas Touron, Michael Vahrenwald, Rodrigo Valenzuela, and Alex Verhaest. In the Sunroom Project Space, art collective Dark Matters (Aimée Burg, Frank De León-Jones, and Anna Ritsch) create an interactive site for contemplating the invisible energy that fills the universe. Visitors may concoct their own wishes using materials available at stations throughout the space.

This tour is free with admission to the grounds.

Pictured: Sue Johnson, Banqueting Table, 2015. Silkscreen fabric, ceramics, table, 4” x 8”. Courtesy of the artist.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Glyndor Gallery (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-06-28 2016-06-28 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89886474609375000, -73.91186523437500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5745f438ef36d.jpg Mon, 06 Jun 2016 11:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Special Staff-Led Tour: Hallett Nature Sanctuary and the Pond]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/28/central-park-special-staffled-tour-hallett-nature-sanctuary-and-the-pond http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/28/central-park-special-staffled-tour-hallett-nature-sanctuary-and-the-pond Date: June 28, 2016

Special Tour Offering: Get the inside scoop Central Park's newest secret garden on this staff-led tour by Lisa Kozlowski, Central Park Conservancy’s Senior Zone Gardener, in the Hallett Nature Sanctuary on June 28th only!

Hallett Nature Sanctuary is the smallest of the park's three woodland landscapes. Closed to the public in 1934, the Hallett Nature Sanctuary remained mostly untouched until 2001, when Central Park Conservancy took up a more comprehensive program of restoration and maintenance. Now, visitors can use the rustic trail to view native plantings that attract birds and other wildlife. Join our guides for this exclusive tour of the Hallett Nature Sanctuary, open to visitors only on Central Park Conservancy guided tours and during limited open hours.

The tour route involves wood-chipped trails and some hills. The tour starts and ends in front of the José Martí statue (Central Park South at Sixth Avenue)

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review the Central Park Conservancy policies carefully.

Groups of seven or more must schedule a custom tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.

For more information, please review our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

Location: Sixth Avenue and Central Park South (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-06-28 2016-06-28 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.76570129394531000, -73.97609710693360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5708052c197fc.JPG Mon, 13 Jun 2016 17:00:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Le Petit Art-Still Life Water Colors]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/28/le-petit-artstill-life-water-colors http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/28/le-petit-artstill-life-water-colors Date: June 28, 2016

Create miniature works of art (4"x6") or less using multiple mediums like acrylic paint, water color, pastel, pencil, ink, and surfaces like wood, canvas, paper, metal, and glass.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2016-06-28 2016-06-28 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 28 Jul 2016 18:00:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/28/tour-of-gracie-mansion2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/28/tour-of-gracie-mansion2 Date: June 28, 2016

In 1799, a prosperous New York merchant named Archibald Gracie built a country house overlooking a bend in the East River, five miles north of the then-New York City limits. Little did he know that, more than 200 years later, his home would be serving as the official residence of the First Family of New York City—a place where history is made, not merely recorded.

As a historic house museum run by NYC Parks, sitting on 11 acres of grounds now known as Carl Schurz Park, Gracie Mansion has served as the home of 10 mayors, beginning first with Mayor Fiorello H. La Guardia in 1942. Today, Gracie Mansion is occupied by the de Blasio family, which has opened its doors in the spirit of the administration's motto: one city, rising together. In keeping with that theme, Mayor de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray have introduced a new art installation, titled Windows on the City: Looking Out at Gracie’s New York. The installation consists of previously and newly acquired works, all from the original Gracie Mansion period, which have been curated to create a more historically accurate picture of life in New York City during the time of Gracie Mansion’s construction.

To RSVP for tour, please visit on.nyc.gov/gracietour.

Currently, Gracie Mansion is not offering group tours. If you are part of a private organization that would like to tour the house, please email your request, including the size of group, your name and the purpose of a tour, to gracieinfo@cityhall.nyc.gov and we will work to add you to one of the currently scheduled tours.

Photo ID required for entrance. No photography permitted in the interior. At the present time, tours are available in English only. Please plan to arrive at least five minutes in advance.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 3:50 pm

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2016-06-28 2016-06-28 3:00 pm 3:50 pm 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573235c594bc8.jpg Sun, 19 Jun 2016 03:00:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Ed Center Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/28/ed-center-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/28/ed-center-open-hours Date: June 28, 2016

The Ed Center is open for free, drop-in hours four afternoons a week, on Sundays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays!

Get to know Brooklyn Bridge Park with our 250-gallon aquarium filled with critters from the East River, a 10’-scale model of Brooklyn Bridge Park, crafts, a reading corner, and much more!

Photo by Alexa Hoyer

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-06-28 2016-06-28 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.70428673171300000, -73.98938399553300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56b39ce479a04.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience at the Playground for all Children, Queens]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/28/summer-sports-experience-at-the-playground-for-all-children-queens http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/28/summer-sports-experience-at-the-playground-for-all-children-queens Date: June 28, 2016

Come learn the basics of Wiffleball, Tee ball and kickball, Flag Football, and other sports at this FREE Drop in program at the Playground for all Children in Queens.

Start time: 3:30 pm

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-393-7370

Location: 111th Street and 53rd Avenue (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2016-06-28 2016-06-28 3:30 pm 5:30 pm 40.74330139160200000, -73.85140228271500000 Fri, 10 Jun 2016 11:00:13 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop Up Aquarium!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/28/pop-up-aquarium http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/28/pop-up-aquarium Date: June 28, 2016

Join NYC Parks and the NY Aquarium for a Pop Up Aquarium experience in your neighborhood park! Open for all ages!

Start time: 3:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-965-8928

Location: Betsy Head Playground (in Betsy Head Park)

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B008 Betsy Head Park 2016-06-28 2016-06-28 3:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.66453177960000000, -73.91188335418700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570d15886ac70.jpg Thu, 16 Jun 2016 12:00:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience at Williamsbridge Oval]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/28/summer-sports-experience-at-williamsbridge-oval http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/28/summer-sports-experience-at-williamsbridge-oval Date: June 28, 2016

Kids are welcome to learn about sports from skilled Parks staff! The Summer Sports Experience provides a friendly, small group introduction to various sports on a drop-in basis. Staff are stationed in parks citywide.

At Williamsbridge Oval, kids will learn basketball, soccer, football, track & field, kickball, volleyball and street hockey! To find out more, please call the Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center at (718) 543-8672.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 6:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 543-8672

Location: Williamsbridge Oval,Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center (in Williamsbridge Oval)

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X104 Williamsbridge Oval 2016-06-28 2016-06-28 4:00 pm 6:45 pm 40.87870025634765600, -73.87699890136719000; 40.87669691244100000, -73.87855219841000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573c8b564a761.jpg Fri, 10 Jun 2016 10:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/28/bryant-park-juggling1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/28/bryant-park-juggling1 Date: June 28, 2016

Test your coordination and dexterity with free juggling lessons in the park. All skill levels are welcome to join in the fun. Equipment will be provided.

The Bryant Park Jugglers use the park throughout the year. They are a friendly group and open to drop-ins, even if you catch them outside of the regular juggling lessons.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Lawn (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2016-06-28 2016-06-28 5:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.75350189209000000, -73.98370361328100000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5710264b3d71d.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Game Social]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/28/game-social http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/28/game-social Date: June 28, 2016

Make new friends and play some of the most exciting strategy board games at this social event. Board games include:

  • Tuesdays: Forbidden Island and Shadows Over Camelot
  • Wednesdays: Settlers of Catan and Carcassonne
  • Fridays: Wits & Wagers and King of Tokyo

Stop in during Bryant Park's weekly Game Socials to play multi-player co-op, strategy, and party games.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2016-06-28 2016-06-28 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.75370025634800000, -73.98359680175800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57101d2a07d08.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Bronx Kill Salt Marsh Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/28/bronx-kill-salt-marsh-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/28/bronx-kill-salt-marsh-tour Date: June 28, 2016

Join us for a tour of the Bronx Kill Salt Marsh to view wildlife up close, learn about the ecological importance of wetlands, and explore the waterfront adjacent to the Harlem River and East River.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Randall's Island Connector (in Randall's Island Park)

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2016-06-28 2016-06-28 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.79737834109800000, -73.91649150848400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56e6de7259ac2.JPG Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Music with Coyote Pups]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/28/family-music-with-coyote-pups http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/28/family-music-with-coyote-pups Date: June 28, 2016

In this highly entertaining and educational class, music is used as a vehicle for kids to learn about the world around them. Hank’s energetic approach and commitment to engage each and every child in class creates an atmosphere where singing and moving become essential elements of life. Hank’s intention is to help kids and parents embody the music learned in class so it can be easily translated to experiences out in the world.

For families with kids ages infant to 6 year olds.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 569-4112

Location: Indian Road Lawn (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2016-06-28 2016-06-28 6:00 pm 6:30 pm 40.87279891967773400, -73.91950225830078000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573b213a9a6fc.jpg Wed, 18 May 2016 18:01:43 EDT
<![CDATA[Stargazing at the High Line]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/28/stargazing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/28/stargazing Date: June 28, 2016

Head to the High Line each Tuesday night for a romantic walk along the park and a chance to take a closer look at the stars. Peer through high-powered telescopes, provided by the knowledgeable members of the Amateur Astronomers Association of New York, to see rare celestial sights.

Stargazing at the High Line takes place every Tuesday, beginning at dusk, between Tuesday, April 5, and Tuesday, October 25.

Viewing times and locations along the High Line are subject to change due to weather. Check back or follow @highlinenyc on Twitter for updates every Tuesday by 3:00 p.m.

Stay for dinner and dessert after checking out the celestial sights.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 206-9922

Location: 14th Street Passage (in The High Line)

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M360 The High Line 2016-06-28 2016-06-28 6:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.74169921875000000, -74.00779724121100000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/571691c3e07e6.JPG Mon, 22 Aug 2016 14:00:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Inwood Evening Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/28/inwood-evening-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/28/inwood-evening-yoga Date: June 28, 2016

This yoga class is appropriate for all ages and abilities. Wear comfortable clothing. Bring your own mat and water. No class in case of rain. Please follow Bread and Yoga Facebook Page for the most up-to-date cancellations.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 569-4112

Location: Indian Road Lawn (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2016-06-28 2016-06-28 6:30 pm 8:00 pm 40.87279891967773400, -73.91950225830078000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/572a0f4e44893.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:13 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Pilates in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/28/summer-on-the-hudson-pilates-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/28/summer-on-the-hudson-pilates-in-the-park Date: June 28, 2016

Join Summer on the Hudson and instructor Melissa Ricci, CPT, PMA from Base Fitness® for a flowing, multi-level Pilates Mat class that will tone and balance your muscles, align your body, strengthen your core, and give you renewed energy!

Bring your own mat!

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: The Plaza at 66th Street (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2016-06-28 2016-06-28 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.77700042724609400, -73.99069976806640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f588e146dbf.JPG Fri, 10 Jun 2016 17:00:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Pilates with the Fitness Guru]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/28/pilates-with-the-fitness-guru http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/28/pilates-with-the-fitness-guru Date: June 28, 2016

These Pilates Mat Classes with the Fitness Guru will teach you how to properly activate the muscles of your abdomen and back to create an incredible amount of stability in your torso.

  • Registration begins at 6:30 pm before each class.
  • Remember to bring a mat if you have one (a limited number of mats are available on a first-come, first-served basis with valid ID)
  • Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult..
  • All participants must sign a waiver each night before participating.

Photo by Etienne Frossard

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Empire Fulton Ferry (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-06-28 2016-06-28 7:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.70389938354492000, -73.99240112304688000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5758851a9ee54.jpg Tue, 14 Jun 2016 14:00:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Poetry]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/28/bryant-park-poetry http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/28/bryant-park-poetry Date: June 28, 2016

Join Bryant Park Reading Room, Poetry Society of America, and New York Review of Books as renowned translators Hiroaki Sato, Richard Sieburth, Matvei Yankelevich, and Jason Weiss read from their NYRB Poets translations of Sakutaro Hagiwara (Japanese), Louise Labé (French), Alexander Vvedensky (Russian), and Silvina Ocampo (Spanish), respectively, and share their insight and experiences on the process of translation.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Reading Room (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2016-06-28 2016-06-28 7:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.75370025634800000, -73.98359680175800000 Tue, 14 Jun 2016 14:00:16 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Silver Lake Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/28/nyrr-open-run-silver-lake-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/28/nyrr-open-run-silver-lake-park Date: June 28, 2016

Open Run is a community-based, volunteer-led running initiative bringing free weekly runs and walks to local neighborhood parks, across all five boroughs of NYC. All runs are directed by volunteers and are free to all participants. The finish line is open until the last person is done. The courses vary based on the park, but the courses are between 2.5 and 3 miles long.

Participants are encouraged to arrive 15 minutes before the start of the run and to leave their valuables at home – bag check is not provided. No need to do anything before the run, just show up. Open to all ages, experience levels, walkers, strollers, dogs: All are welcome!

This program is in coordination with NYC Parks' Community Parks Initiative.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Bridge (in Silver Lake Park)

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R022 Silver Lake Park 2016-06-28 2016-06-28 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.62750538007900000, -74.09353446960400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5775454b87227.png Fri, 01 Jul 2016 11:00:43 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Brooklyn Bridge Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/28/new-york-road-runners-open-run-run-for-life-brooklyn-bridge-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/28/new-york-road-runners-open-run-run-for-life-brooklyn-bridge-park Date: June 28, 2016

Open Run is a community-based, volunteer-led running initiative bringing free weekly runs and walks to local neighborhood parks, across all five boroughs of NYC. All runs are directed by volunteers and are free to all participants. The finish line is open until the last person is done. The courses vary based on the park, but the courses are between 2.5 and 3 miles long.

Participants are encouraged to arrive 15 minutes before the start of the run and to leave their valuables at home – bag check is not provided. No need to do anything before the run, just show up. Open to all ages, experience levels, walkers, strollers, dogs: All are welcome!

This program is in coordination with NYC Parks' Community Parks Initiative.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 6 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-06-28 2016-06-28 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.69260025024414000, -74.00189971923828000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/577544c62193f.png Fri, 01 Jul 2016 11:00:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer League Wheelchair Basketball Tournament]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/28/summer-league-wheelchair-basketball-tournament http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/28/summer-league-wheelchair-basketball-tournament Date: June 28, 2016

Come out and play wheelchair basketball this summer at the Al Oerter Recreation Center! If you've never played wheelchair basketball before, this is your opportunity to learn, have fun and show other players that "You've Got Game!"

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-353-7853

Location: Al Oerter Recreation Center (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2016-06-28 2016-06-28 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.83439636230469000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Washington Square Music Festival: The New York Jazzharmonic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/28/washington-square-music-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/28/washington-square-music-festival Date: June 28, 2016

Please note: Due to rain, tonight's performance of the festival will take place at NYU’s Frederick Loewe Theatre, 35 West 4th Street, at 8 p.m.

Music Director Lutz Rath has announced the 58th season of the Washington Square Music Festival, taking place Tuesdays in June at Washington Square Park. The Festival is under the auspices of the Washington Square Association, Inc. Seating is first-come, first-served.

The New York Jazzharmonic, Ron Wasserman leader
Enjoy an evening of classic jazz, featuring the first performance of a work by Fred Hellerman, co-founder in 1948, with Pete Seeger, of The Weavers, a group that launched American’s folk music revival. Fred is the only surviving member of The Weavers. Fred Hellerman’s “Fourths of July” was composed in 1987 and was never performed. The piece was originally scored for symphony orchestra, but is being re-orchestrated by Ron Wasserman for a jazz orchestra instrumentation.

The Washington Square Music Festival is made possible with public funding through Councilmember Margaret Chin and The New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and New York State Council on the Arts, a State Agency. Generous grants from The Earle K. & Katherine F. Moore Foundation, The Horace Goldsmith W. Foundation, Washington Square Association, Music Performance Trust Fund, The Margaret Neubart Foundation Trust, New York University Community Affairs & NYU Community Fund, Salamon-Abrams Family Fund, Three Sheets/Off the Wagon/Down the Hatch, Con Edison, and the Washington Square Park Conservancy, are deeply appreciated, as is invaluable help from NYC Parks & Recreation.

In case of rain, the festival will take place at NYU’s Frederick Loewe Theatre, 35 West 4th Street

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 255-4460

Location: NYU’s Frederick Loewe Theatre

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2016-06-28 2016-06-28 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.72937240000000000, -73.99593700000000000 Tue, 28 Jun 2016 16:00:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Star Wars: The Force Awakens]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/28/movies-under-the-stars-star-wars-the-force-awakens http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/28/movies-under-the-stars-star-wars-the-force-awakens Date: June 28, 2016

Join NYC Parks and the New York City Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment for a free film!

In this thrilling continuation of the epic space opera, ex-stormtrooper Finn (John Boyega), scrappy desert dweller Rey (Daisy Ridley), and droid companion BB-8 get caught up in a galactic war when they come across a map containing the whereabouts of the vanished Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill). They soon embark on an epic adventure that brings them face-to-face with heroes from the past, as well as new villains such as Kylo Ren (Adam Driver) and the First Order, a fascist regime that has emerged from the ashes of the old Empire.

Know Before You Go:

You should arrive before 8:00 p.m. to get your spot. Feel free to bring a blanket to sit on, although there will be a limited supply of chairs available. Bottled water is OK, but no glass. Reservations are not taken, so space is available on a first come first served basis. All are welcome!

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-430-1825

Location: Concrete Plant Park

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X305 Concrete Plant Park 2016-06-28 2016-06-28 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.82690048217773400, -73.88480377197266000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57447e1463cd0.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 12:00:13 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Despicable Me 2]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/28/movies-under-the-stars http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/28/movies-under-the-stars Date: June 28, 2016

Join NYC Parks and the New York City Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment for a free film.

Universal Pictures presents this sequel to the wildly successful 2010 animated picture following Gru (voiced by Steve Carell), the ex-scheming evildoer-turned-parental figure, from animation company Illumination Entertainment.

Know Before You Go
You should arrive before 8:00 p.m. to get your spot. Feel free to bring a blanket to sit on, although there will be a limited supply of chairs available. Bottled waters are OK, but no glass. Reservations are not taken, so space is available on a first come first served basis. All are welcome!

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (917) 363-0215

Location: P.S.14 (in Stapleton Playground)

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R061 Stapleton Playground 2016-06-28 2016-06-28 8:00 pm 9:30 pm 40.62325565730000000, -74.07964130390000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5744a28378aa8.jpg Fri, 27 May 2016 13:00:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under The Stars: Ant-Man]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/28/movies-under-the-stars-antman http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/28/movies-under-the-stars-antman Date: June 28, 2016

Join NYC Parks and the New York City Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment for a free film!

A con artist named Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) gets a shot at redemption when his mentor (Michael Douglas) asks him to protect a superpowered suit. Donning the stunning technology, which shrinks him down to minuscule size, he fights off villains seeking to steal the invention, and organizes a heist that could save the world. Peyton Reed directs this high-octane superhero flick. Rated PG-13.

Know Before You Go:
You should come early to get a spot and bring a chair or blanket. All ages are welcome!

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 393-7370

Location: A.R.R.O.W. Community Center

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2016-06-28 2016-06-28 8:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.75590133666992000, -73.92590332031250000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573f3bde0f2c4.jpg Fri, 20 May 2016 15:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Movies Under the Stars: Open Season Scared Silly]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/28/movies-under-the-stars-zootopia http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/28/movies-under-the-stars-zootopia Date: June 28, 2016

Please note: this event has been cancelled. Due to inclement weather we will have to reschedule this film. Please visit the Parks website for information about this and other events.

Join NYC Parks and the New York City Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment for this free family film!

Elliott, Boog and friends return for an all new adventure in the wilderness in this animated family comedy directed by David Feiss. Author: Daniel Gelb

Know Before You Go
You should come before 8:30 p.m. to get your spot for the movie. Please bring your own picnic blanket or chair. Food is OK, but no alcohol or smoking. All are welcome!

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-8942

Location: Osborn Playground

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B343 Osborn Playground 2016-06-28 2016-06-28 8:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.65573485320000000, -73.90607141200000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/576c35437d8ae.jpg Tue, 28 Jun 2016 13:00:37 EDT
<![CDATA[The Oyster Project]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/29/the-oyster-project http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/29/the-oyster-project Date: June 29, 2016

Inspired by Brooklyn's native oyster reefs, this show will feature photos of Colleen Flanigan's underwater sculptural installations which are designed to restore reefs by raising the pH of seawater.

Judith Pleva's multimedia scrapbook uses interwoven photos and articles to chronicle recent oyster reef restoration work.

Presented by Brooklyn Arts Council

Start time: 6:00 am

End time: 1:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: 99 Plymouth Street (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-06-29 2016-06-29 6:00 am 1:00 am 40.70405696345800000, -73.98930621147200000 Fri, 17 Jun 2016 17:00:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Boot Camp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/29/bryant-park-boot-camp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/29/bryant-park-boot-camp Date: June 29, 2016

Join The Rise NYC, a community-driven pop-up fitness group, for a Boot Camp on the Fountain Terrace.

Rotations through exercises like crunches, planks, push-ups, burpees, and mountain climbers ensure a mixture of cardio and strength training that will keep you coming back—and seeing results.

No equipment is necessary; smiles and high-fives encouraged.

Rain or shine.

Start time: 6:30 am

End time: 7:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2016-06-29 2016-06-29 6:30 am 7:00 am 40.75370025634800000, -73.98359680175800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57101a776c8da.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Morningside Park Green Gym Program]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/29/free-morningside-park-green-gym-program-all-ages-and-fitness-levels http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/29/free-morningside-park-green-gym-program-all-ages-and-fitness-levels Date: June 29, 2016

Learn how to use Morningside Park's Green Gym program of 12 instructional banners installed in the park—and make it your own. Learn how to put together jogging or brisk walking and stair climbing with a variety of exercises using park features such as benches and lamp posts to work every muscle group and provide bursts of cardio, plus strength training and healthful stretching. The workout can be modified to suit any level of fitness, strength and flexibility.

View the Morningside Green Gym Fitness Map & Guide

Start time: 7:00 am

End time: 7:45 am

Contact phone: (419) 962-6292

Location: Morningside Field House (in Morningside Park)

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M056 Morningside Park 2016-06-29 2016-06-29 7:00 am 7:45 am 40.80992515040400000, -73.95546806690400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57727232adbac.JPG Tue, 28 Jun 2016 13:00:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Greenmarket at Bartel-Pritchard Square]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/29/greenmarket-at-bartelpritchard-square http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/29/greenmarket-at-bartelpritchard-square Date: June 29, 2016

Nestled inside Prospect Park's tree-shaded southwest corner, this much-loved weekday market is where South Slope and Windsor Terrace residents stock up on locally grown staples.

The offerings range from a selection of vegetables, fruits, baked goods, plants, and flowers to fresh-caught fish and organic baked goods.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Bartel-Pritchard Square

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B003 Bartel-Pritchard Square 2016-06-29 2016-06-29 8:00 am 3:00 pm 40.66099929809570000, -73.97989654541016000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Walking Meditation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/29/walking-meditation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/29/walking-meditation Date: June 29, 2016

This class, presented by the Shinnyo Center for Meditation & Well-Being, translates fundamental Buddhist principles into experiences that can be accessible to anyone in contemporary society. The Walking Meditation classes will begin at the Upper Terrace gravel (across from the Bryant Park Cafe) with opening remarks and instruction; then, the class will conduct a slow and mindful turn about the park.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2016-06-29 2016-06-29 8:30 am 9:00 am 40.75370025634800000, -73.98359680175800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/571022d1e50f9.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Washington Square Park: Sacred Sounds Yoga Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/29/yoga-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/29/yoga-class Date: June 29, 2016

Join a yoga class at Washington Square Park! All abilities are welcome. Bring your own yoga mat. Drop-ins are welcome. Classes are free and open to the public.

This class is brought to you by Sacred Sounds Yoga.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Garibaldi Plaza (in Washington Square Park)

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M098 Washington Square Park 2016-06-29 2016-06-29 8:30 am 9:30 am 40.73049926757812500, -73.99700164794922000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570bebd03dd66.jpg Sun, 19 Jun 2016 02:00:31 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition - SPF16: NYC Pools and Beaches in Contemporary Photography]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/29/exhibition-spf16-nyc-pools-and-beaches-in-contemporary-photography http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/29/exhibition-spf16-nyc-pools-and-beaches-in-contemporary-photography Date: June 29, 2016

Every year millions of New Yorkers beat the heat in NYC Parks’ 55 outdoor pools and 14 miles of beaches. The Arsenal Gallery celebrates the 2016 summer season with the exhibition SPF16: NYC Pools and Beaches in Contemporary Photography, which highlights the city’s most popular warm weather amenities—its public pools and beaches.

Exhibited artists include Juliana Beasley, Damion Berger, Rona Chang, Bruce Davidson, Tobias Hutzler, Bruce Katz, Michael Kirby Smith, Wayne Lawrence, Greg Miller, Christine Osinski, Thomas Roma, and Lauren Welles.

Please note: the Arsenal elevator is currently out of service. We apologize for the inconveinience.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-06-29 2016-06-29 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5736145427dda.jpg Tue, 07 Jun 2016 15:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Green Neighborhoods: North Shore]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/29/green-neighborhoods-north-shore http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/29/green-neighborhoods-north-shore Date: June 29, 2016

Volunteer with the Stewardship Team on the North Shore of Staten Island!

Volunteers will help care for the young forest by removing invasive species which threaten the otherwise healthy forest. Volunteers will be introduced to forest ecology, and trained in invasive plant identification, and removal techniques.

Come dressed in sturdy boots or shoes, long pants, and clothing that can get dirty.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-1433

Location: Utter Avenue and Slosson Avenue (in Clove Lakes Park)

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R005 Clove Lakes Park 2016-06-29 2016-06-29 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.61849975585937500, -74.11820220947266000 Mon, 20 Jun 2016 14:00:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Queens Botanical Garden Farm Workdays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/29/queens-botanical-garden-farm-workdays http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/29/queens-botanical-garden-farm-workdays Date: June 29, 2016

Spend the morning on the farm learning how composted food scraps nourish the soil to grow healthy food in NYC. Tasks vary by day, and may include weeding, harvesting, planting, and composting activities. Volunteers must be at least 16 years old.

Registration is required; please sign up here.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800 ext. 500

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2016-06-29 2016-06-29 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/576acde135923.jpg Thu, 23 Jun 2016 13:00:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Farm Workdays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/29/farm-workdays http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/29/farm-workdays Date: June 29, 2016

Spend the morning on the farm learning how composted food scraps nourish the soil to grow healthy food in NYC. Tasks vary by day, and may include weeding, harvesting, planting, and composting activities.

Volunteers must be at least 16 years old.

Registration required; please register here.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2016-06-29 2016-06-29 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 Thu, 26 May 2016 17:00:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Flora/Fauna/Feathers of Richmond County]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/29/florafaunafeathers-of-richmond-county http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/29/florafaunafeathers-of-richmond-county Date: June 29, 2016

The Lenape Gallery at Conference House Park is pleased to commemorate Protectors of Pine Oak Woods 40th anniversary as Staten Island's only open space advocacy organization with a photographic exhibition. Come view original images of nature celebrating the natural environment of Staten Island. The exhibition will be on display through August 20, 2016.

This exhibition is sponsored by Protectors of Pine Oak Woods.

Gallery Hours: Monday-Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., closed Sundays and holidays.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

Location: Conference House Park Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2016-06-29 2016-06-29 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57447b13660ef.jpeg Tue, 24 May 2016 15:00:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Landmark at Socrates Sculpture Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/29/landmark http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/29/landmark Date: June 29, 2016

Marking Socrates Sculpture Park’s 30th anniversary this year, the institution presents Landmark, a series of artist commissions and projects that transforms the land both physically and symbolically. Once an industrial landfill and illegal dumping ground, Socrates has transformed itself into New York City’s preeminent sculpture park and social space for public art, community engagement and urban discovery. Landmark directly addresses the idea of place as intimately tied to social and ecological structures, to maintenance and stewardship, and to evolution over time.

Landmark features eight different artist projects including a newly commissioned major earthwork by Meg Webster. Additional artists in the exhibition include Abigail DeVille, Brendan Fernandes, Cary Leibowitz, Jessica Segall, Casey Tang, the curatorial collective ARTPORT_making waves, and a Broadway Billboard by Hank Willis Thomas. Since its inception in 1986, Socrates and the surrounding area of Queens, New York has rapidly changed. Whether by engaging directly with the land or commenting on the neighborhood’s cultural and economic shifts, each artwork in Landmark reflects historic transformations in the making.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2016-06-29 2016-06-29 10:00 am 8:00 pm 40.76839087611100000, -73.93660759925800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57362ea5d20d1.jpg Sun, 19 Jun 2016 02:00:34 EDT
<![CDATA[Washington Square Park Kids Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/29/kids-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/29/kids-yoga Date: June 29, 2016

Bring the kids to a yoga class at Washington Square Park!

An adult accompaniment must be present. This series of kids yoga classes is best for ages 2-7. Bring a yoga mat!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: NE Playground Area Seating Nook (in Washington Square Park)

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M098 Washington Square Park 2016-06-29 2016-06-29 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.73075103759765600, -73.99633789062500000 Sun, 19 Jun 2016 02:00:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: The Ramble]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/29/central-park-tour-the-ramble http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/29/central-park-tour-the-ramble Date: June 29, 2016

Coined the 'wild garden' by designer Frederick Law Olmsted, the Ramble offers visitors a tranquil spot to meander along winding paths and discover hidden forest gardens. This truly is a place for the urban explorer to escape the city and get lost in nature.

Join us for a tour of this serene 36-acre woodland, led by Central Park Conservancy guides. Highlights of this tour include: the Lake, Bow Bridge, Ramble Arch, Oak Bridge, the Gill, and Azalea Pond.

The tour route involves hills, stairs, wood-chipped trails, and uneven terrain. The tour starts at Belvedere Castle (mid-Park at 79th Street) ends at Oak Bridge (West Side of the Ramble between 77th and 78th Streets).

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review Central Park Conservancy's policies carefully. Groups of seven or more must schedule a custom tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-06-29 2016-06-29 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.77930068969726600, -73.96910095214844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55241420b51da.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Stories in the Garden: Trees through the Seasons]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/29/stories-in-the-garden-trees-through-the-seasons http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/29/stories-in-the-garden-trees-through-the-seasons Date: June 29, 2016

Each week, Wave Hill educators share some of their favorite nature tales. These stories—classics and more—come to life through interactive readings, sing-alongs and puppetry.

Sit awhile in the spreading shade of one of Wave Hill’s beautiful trees as we send down roots, stretch up our trunks, sway in the wind and hear all about how trees change through the seasons. Join us as we read A Leaf Can Be by Laura Purdie Salas, Have you Seen Trees? by Joanne Oppenheim and Red Leaf, Yellow Leaf by Lois Ehlert.

Programs are held outdoors but move into Wave Hill House in inclement weather. Ideal for children ages three to six with an adult.

This program is free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-06-29 2016-06-29 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.89870071411133000, -73.91249847412110000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5745f4b263a99.jpg Mon, 06 Jun 2016 11:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Lawrence Triangle]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/29/its-my-park-at-lawrence-triangle http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/29/its-my-park-at-lawrence-triangle Date: June 29, 2016

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Boy Scouts of America to add a fresh coat of paint for the wrought iron fencing at Lawrence Triangle. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Lawrence Triangle

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Q209 Lawrence Triangle 2016-06-29 2016-06-29 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.75584492372700000, -73.81572910422800000 Thu, 02 Jun 2016 12:00:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Wish You Were Here: Vintage Postcards of Pelham Bay and City Island]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/29/wish-you-were-here-vintage-postcards-of-pelham-bay-and-city-island http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/29/wish-you-were-here-vintage-postcards-of-pelham-bay-and-city-island Date: June 29, 2016

Before email and social media, there were postcards! Tour bygone places and spaces of the east Bronx through hand-colored postcards, dating to the turn of the 19th century. These views of historic inns, beaches, street scenes, leisure activities, and more—all from the collection of local historian Thomas X. Casey—offer insight into changes in landscapes and lifestyles over the past century.

Join us for the closing reception on August 18 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 885-1461

Location: Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (in Pelham Bay Park)

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2016-06-29 2016-06-29 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.87186431884765600, -73.80553436279297000 Fri, 24 Jun 2016 14:00:43 EDT
<![CDATA[School's Out Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/29/schools-out-festival2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/29/schools-out-festival2 Date: June 29, 2016

School's out! Celebrate by joining us for some fun activities such as games, sports, inflatables, music, giveaways, and more!

Sponsored by Council Member Wills.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-393-7370

Location: Police Officer Edward Byrne Park

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<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/29/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/29/bryant-park-juggling Date: June 29, 2016

Test your coordination and dexterity with free juggling lessons in the park. All skill levels are welcome to join in the fun.

Equipment will be provided.

The Bryant Park Jugglers use the park throughout the year. They are a friendly group and open to drop-ins, even if you catch them outside of the regular juggling lessons.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Lawn (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2016-06-29 2016-06-29 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.75350189209000000, -73.98370361328100000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57102489e50b8.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:00 EDT